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Economy minister says Slovakia to end coal-mining subsidies by 2023

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Slovakia will phase out subsidies for coal mines supplying one of the country’s most polluting power plants from 2023, sooner than expected, Economy Minister Peter Ziga said on Monday.The Slovak government subsidizes mining at the country’s only coal company, privately owned Hornonitrianske Bane Prievidza (HBP), paying around 100 million euros ($114 million) a year, which helps maintain thousands of jobs. The company produced 1.8 million tonnes of brown coal last year, supplying the Novaky power plant in central Slovakia.The facility is operated by Slovenske Elektrarne, a utility co-owned by the state, Italy’s Enel and Czech energy group EPH. Slovenske Elektrarne said this year that extending the life of the 266-megawatt Novaky plant beyond 2023 would require significant investment.The Environment Ministry says the plant is the second-biggest carbon emitter in the country.“We will soon unveil an action plan and announce the year 2023 as the end of subsidies for the coal mines,” Ziga told reporters on the sidelines of an energy conference in Bratislava. “It does not mean they would have to close immediately. We have to work with the European Commission to show people alternatives,” he added.More: Slovakia to pull plug on coal subsidies from 2023: minister Economy minister says Slovakia to end coal-mining subsidies by 2023last_img read more

NFL injury news: Ravens place RB Alex Collins on IR, activate RB Kenneth Dixon

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first_imgDixon, in his second season, has not played since suffering a knee injury in Week 1.The Ravens could be thin at running back Sunday against the Falcons. Rookie Gus Edwards, who rushed for more than 100 yards the past two games, is listed as questionable (ankle) even though he practiced Friday. Related News A third-year pro, Collins rushed for 973 yards in 15 games last season, his first with the Ravens. This season has been a disappointment, though. Collins rushed for 411 yards in 10 games, and at 3.6 yards per carry, averaged a full yard less than he did in 2017. The Ravens have placed running back Alex Collins (foot) on injured reserve and activated running back Kenneth Dixon, the team announced Saturday. Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster welcomes attention Antonio Brown receives from opponents Antonio Brown says Ben Roethlisberger’s criticism is not personal: ‘I can take it’last_img read more